Murphy Middle School eNews

May 25, 2016

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Murphy Middle School Events & Information

Murphy Talent Show - Thursday, May 26th

Memorial Day, No School - Friday, May 27th and Monday, May 30th

Exam Week - Tuesday, May 31st through Friday, June 3rd

Early Dismissal - Friday, June 3rd at 12:40pm

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Fundraising Drive for Veterans

May 16-26, Student Council and the History Department along with some help from the Honor’s societies are sponsoring a fundraising drive for veterans in observance of Memorial Day. The charity organization is the GI GO Fund ( We will raise funds through the history classes and each history teacher will compete for their students to win free Domino’s pizza and water for lunch on May 31. If we reach our goal of $1000 as a school the students will earn the ability to wear school appropriate PJ’s on May 31.

To complement the drive we had the students create a modern version of “Flander’s Field.” On May 20th, the students went out by grade level to place their paper poppies and create the field of poppies described in the famous poem. Also on May 20th, military veterans visited the students in their history class to talk about their experiences and to help put a face on the cause.

Our teachers have also decorated their doors and the hallways to commemorate the occasion. You can see a few examples of their excellent work above and below!

Mrs. Burton's door won first place!

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As we near the end of the year, please remember that parents are NOT ALLOWED to bring lunches for students other than their own. As this is a statewide policy and a safety issue, please understand that we will not allow students to eat lunches provided by anyone except for someone on their emergency contact card.

End of Year Nurse Information

Maverick Parents,

This is the “End of the Year” information from the school nurse.

All Medications must be picked up by parents before the last day of school. Medication is not kept for the next school year.

Students needing immunizations prior to 7th grade should have brought home information regarding this in April. To avoid a possible delay in August schedule release, please submit the proper paperwork prior to the end of the school year. Schedules will not be released until this has been done. You may email records to the school nurse at or sent via FAX to: 469-752-7001 OR 469-752-7019.

It has been a pleasure to provide healthcare to your child this school year. I hope your summer is safe and healthy.

Thank you,

Joan Boswell

End of Year Cafeteria Procedures

Please note that all accounts must be paid in full by June 3rd. Any withdrawals or transfers you would like to make need to be completed by June 2nd. Any money left in your child's account will roll over to the following year, and will follow them to any school in PISD!

To read the full letter, please open the documents below!

In English:

In Spanish:

MMS Talent Show!

The MMS Talent Show is this Thursday, May 26th in the cafeteria. Performance starts at 7:00pm and tickets are $5. There will be guest performances from the MMS orchestra, Ms. Clark, Ms. Crawford, & the Murphy Speech and Debate team. Concessions will also be sold. Don't miss out on watching all the talent we have here at Murphy!

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2016 Summer Golf Camp!

Do you have a student who will be entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grades next year? Are they interested in becoming a part of the award-winning Eastside Golf Team? This summer golf camp, run by the Plano East Golf coaches, will give your students the opportunity to learn about golf and meet other potential teammates! Never golfed before? Don't worry! The camp is offering introductory through high school level golf!

The camps run July 28-25 and August 1-4

To request an application, click directly on any of the following email addresses!

To download the above informative flyer, please follow this link:

To view the registration flier, please follow the link below!

To see the High School Clinic Application, please click the link below!!

Moving Or Might Be Moving?

If you know you will be moving or withdrawing your student from Murphy or McMillen (current 8th grader) at the end of school during the summer, please fill out an, "Intent to Withdraw" form as soon as possible. Contact Mrs. Reeves ( in the Counselor's office for a copy of this form. Please remember - if you later decide to stay in the Murphy zone, you always have a spot!

Important Orchestra Dates

May 26 MMSO @ The Talent Show - 7PM

Eastside Summer Camps


We would love to see your student this summer at one of the Eastside summer camps. Attached you will find information for the speed and strength camp, football, basketball, soccer, baseball, and track camps at East this summer. If you have any questions please feel free to contact to contact me. We hope all of our athletes have a great summer and have a chance to be physically active over the summer.

Travis Ragsdale

Athletic Director


Panther Soccer:

East Girls Basketball:

East Football Camps:

East Boys' Baseball:

East Boys Basketball:

PESH Girls Summer Conditioning:

Plano East Youth Track:

Plano East Summer Conditioning:

MealViewer App

Search and favorite all the schools your family attends and see school menus for 30 days at a time! If you want, mark your favorite meals with a star and see when they're coming up again.

Search for "MealViewer To Go" in the App store, or visit today!

Physical Forms

Physical forms can be found on the school web-site under the athletic section. Any student wanting to try out for a team must have a physical on file. Physical forms are good for 2 years. Students can turn their physicals into Coach Ragsdale as soon as they get them filled out by a doctor. The physical must be turned in on the UIL form. If you have any questions please contact Coach Ragsdale.

Follow this link to access the physical form:

Lost Teacher Wedding Ring

If anyone finds a lost wedding ring, please return it to the front office as soon as possible.
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Congrats to our AWESOME PTA!

On May 17th, Murphy Middle School PTA was awarded the Bronze Award for their outstanding PTA process. Congratulations and thank you for all of your hard work!

PTA News & Updates

Important Dates:

May 26th Chick-fil-A spirit night

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Congratulations to Sara Furtick and Danette Rogers for being volunteers of the month!! Thank you for all you do!

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Your Amazon Purchases can help raise money for Murphy!

If you shop on Amazon please consider using the web address. It is the same as shopping on with one change you can pick a charity. Amazon will contribute 5% of certain purchases towards the charity of your choice. Please consider picking the Murphy Middle School PTA in the drop down menu under your account there is an option to choose your charity. Our charity is listed as PTA Texas Congress Murphy Middle School PTA

Thank you for contributing to MMS PTA!

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Murphy Middle School PTA Community Partners 2015-2016

Please remember our generous sponsors when shopping for services or supplies!!

Platinum Level Sponsor

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Gold Level Sponsors

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Silver Level Sponsors

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Bronze Level Sponsors

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